Outdoor shower, if you like.Some shared space in the solarium. Cat (Bracie) doesn't live here  and was just hanging out when I took the picture.
Blanche Room in Golden Girl Palace

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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With a queen bed and sexy print on the wall, Blanche (of Golden Girl Fame) would approve. This room is pretty spacious and shares the bathroom on the second floor.

The space

Nestled in the woods, The Golden Girl Palace is a true retreat. An easy drive everywhere on the island (centrally located), it has the flexibility you expect from Airbnb with amazing things you would expect at a traditional B and B (Giant kitchen! Outdoor shower! See more below).

Why Golden Girl Palace? Nicole needed a place to land in the middle of her divorce. Linda needed someone to take care of her house while she is on a medical mission in Africa.

The two found one another through mutual friends and an idea was born.

Golden Girl Palace was named after that lovely television show from previous decades. Nicole’s friends joked with her that they should all live in together in this giant house, like the Golden Girls. Nicole realized they were mostly joking but thought it would be fun to share this beautiful house with others for the year she was here.

Also, there are so many ‘Oceanside Cottage’ and ‘Acadia Pines’ stuff on Airbnb... Nicole being a marketer thought a fun name would attract fun people, like you!

The Golden Girl Palace will exist until September 1, 2017 when Linda comes home. Nicole is not sure where she’ll be then (maybe Golden Girl Palace will be relocated!) but if you know anyone who would benefit from a retreat-like environment, please send them over.

Golden Girl Palace is a haven, and now that you’ve stayed here, you’re a part of it too. Thank you for being a friend.

By renting this room on Airbnb, you are helping Linda maintain her home's expenses while she is in Africa and you are helping Nicole spend a year getting back on her feet.

This three floor home is where Linda raised her five children. This year, it's going to welcome hopefully a lot of fun people like you.

Interaction with guests

I am happy to help, I just work a ton in the summer! The great news is we have helpful neighbors and I am almost never more than 20 minutes from the house.

Other things to note

The house has no window coverings. While this is not a voyeuristic issue (you are in the woods), it is a morning light issue. We have sleep masks available if you want them, just leave them behind when you go for future guests (or Nicole will have to buy those dreadful $0.99 masks they give out on airplanes which are terrible).


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 6PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 20
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 6PM

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Pet(s) live on property - Brandy, the basset hound mix lives here

Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Daniel User Profile
July 2017
This house is a gem and Nicole is a tremendous host. There were no issues with check-in/out or cleanliness. We came and went as we pleased and used the kitchen to cook dinner without a problem. Thank you Nicole!

Katie User Profile
July 2017
The Golden Girl palace is awesome! A beautiful and unique space with tons of personality. Nicole is easygoing and helpful. I truly enjoyed my stay here.

Molly User Profile
July 2017
Nicole's place was great! Nicole was great! She communicated very well and kept us up to date on anything at the house or something in town. She was helpful, allowed us to do our thing. Her dog Brandy was a sweetheart to. The house was only 10 minutes from Cadillac and 15 from downtown bar harbor , which was nice to be away from the chaos.

Justin User Profile
July 2017
This was a lovely place for a weekend trip to Bar Harbor. Well priced and lovely, welcoming people!

Abbie User Profile
October 2016
Staying at Nicole's was one of the highlights of our trip to Bar Harbor. Instead of staying in a tacky downtown b&b, we had a lovely forest retreat. The house has the kitchen of my dreams and I was totally inspired by the decor. Most important, Nicole is totally rad. She even let us commandeer the Roku and the whole household watched the presidential debates together. Homies for life!

Doris User Profile
October 2016
Nicoles Place is a very big house with many trees around. I had a nice view out of my bedroom window in the morning. When you like meeting people this is the perfect place for you. I enjoyed my stay. It was uncomplicated and easy. You have several bathrooms to choose and it was only a 18 minutes ride to Bar harbor by car. A perfect place to be in the Acadia national park.

Robert (Chris) User Profile
September 2016
Nicole was an excellent host. She was very friendly and interesting to talk with, and offered suggestions on the area. Her dog Brandy is very sweet! The house was exactly as described in her listing and accurately shown in the photos. The house was very comfortable. We were the only guests the two nights we were there, so we didn't have to share the bathroom. In the morning it was very nice to enjoy the coffee she provided. We enjoyed staying at a location away from the crowds of Bar Harbor. However, it was an easy scenic drive to go over there to restaurants and attractions. Nicole's is on the "quiet side" of MDI; it has a lot to offer, and within a 10-15 minute drive from Nicole's there are some shops and eateries and lots of beautiful vistas/hikes nearby. One minor suggestion to improve convenience in the bedroom is to provide a wastebasket (we used a plastic shopping bag). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay at Nicole's again if we have the good fortune of returning to MDI.

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Bar Harbor, Maine, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Nicole User ProfileNicole is a superhost.

From northern Maine but have since moved 'south' to Bar Harbor Maine. Run my own internet marketing business and coworking space. I live with my dog Brandy (a basset hound mix).

Languages: English, Français
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Response time: within an hour
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